Kilimanjaro - Machame Route
DAY 1 ARRIVAL
DAY 2 ARUSHA- MACHAME CAMP ( 3100m)
DAY 3 MACHAME CAMP - SHIRA CAMP (3650 M)
DAY 4 SHIRA CAMP - LAVA TOWER (4640 M) - BARRANCO HUTS (3985 M)
DAY 5 BARRANCO HUTS (3985 M) - KARANGA CAMP
DAY 6 KARANGA CAMP - BARAFU CAMP 4550 M
DAY 7 BARAFU CAMP 4550 M –UHURU PEAK (5895 M) MWEKA CAMP
DÍA 8 MWEKA CAMP -MWEKA GATE 2100 M – ARUSHA
DAY 9 AIPORT OR SAFARI EXTENTION
Day 1: Airport / Arusha
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our driver guide ready to greet and take you at the chosen hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful country. Welcome to Tanzania!
Day 2 : Arusha / Machame Camp. ( 6h aprox.)
Drive from Arusha to the Machame village, where your porters will start packing your equipment. Enjoy a welcome picnic lunch stop halfway up and later reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. ( Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 3 : Machame Camp / Shira camp ( 5 h aprox.)
Start with an hour climb to the top of the forest, then for 2 hours through gentle moorland. After a short picnic lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira Plateau where you will be able to see Kilimanjaro's great Western Breach with its stunning glaciers, sometimes, the walls of the western breach are draped with extensive ice curtains. ( Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 4: Shira Camp / Barranco Camp ( 6 h aprox.)
Hike east up steepening path above the highest vegetation towards Kilimanjaro's looming mass. The prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m - is a chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro's earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. Descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the western breach to Barranco camp. ( Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 5: Barranco Camp / Karanga Camp ( 4 h aprox.)
After breakfast will depart from Barranco and continue through the Barranco gorge to Karanga Valley Campsite. (D, A, C) ( Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 6: Karanga Camp / Barufu Camp ( 8 h aprox.)
Will pass the Baranco Vall and the Karanga Valley , and along the way we will have magnificent views of the ice fields of Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at camp. ( Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 7: Barufu Camp / Uhuru Peack / Mweka Camp. ( 13 h aprox.)
Your 6 hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak.
On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. Descend from the summit back to Barafu Camp and hike down a rock and screen path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp. ( Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 8: Mweka Camp / Arusha ( 4 h aprox.)
It is a short scenic, 3 hour hike back to the park gate. Do remember to tip your crew at the gate. At Mweka gate you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificate. ( Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 9: Arusha - Airport
Lilac safari vehicle will be ready to take you back to the Airport for you to catch your flight and head back home. ( Breakfast, -,-)
PRICE PER PERSON 2015: 1800 US$
Package Includes :
• Airport Transfers.
• 2 Nights' accommodation in Arusha on Bed & Breakfast (before & after climb).
• Transfer to / from the mountain
• Kilimanjaro National Park Permits, camping / hutfees & rescue fees
• All food and catering equipment's.
• Boiling water on the trek
• Service of a private English speaking Professional & Qualified mountain guide
• Cook and adequate Porters to carry both trip provisions & passenger private bags
• Certificate of achievement
• Free storage of excess baggage not required on the mountain hike
Package Excludes :
• Flights and medical insurance.
• Personal mountain equipment's
• Personal and luggage insurance
• Oxygen ($100 per person)
• All type of hard and soft drink
• Any expense of personal nature
• Any excess luggage more than 15 Kgs per client
• Gratuities to your guides, porters and cook. For details, click
Visa (Applicable on Arrival at Airport) :
• $100 per person for US Nationals and $50 per person for other Country Nationals.